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Genesis 46
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Jacob’s Journey to Egypt

46So Jacob set out for Egypt with all his possessions. And when he came to Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father, Isaac.H3478H5265H935H884H2076H2077H430H1H3327 2During the night God spoke to him in a vision. "Jacob! Jacob!" he called."Here I am," Jacob replied.H430H559H3478H4759H3915H559H3290H3290H559 3"I am God, the God of your father," the voice said. "Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make your family into a great nation.H559H410H430H1H3372H3381H4714H7760H1419H1471 4I will go with you down to Egypt, and I will bring you back again. You will die in Egypt, but Joseph will be with you to close your eyes."H3381H4714H5927H5927H3130H7896H3027H5869 5So Jacob left Beersheba, and his sons took him to Egypt. They carried him and their little ones and their wives in the wagons Pharaoh had provided for them.H3290H6965H884H1121H3478H5375H3290H1H2945H802H5699H6547H7971H5375 6They also took all their livestock and all the personal belongings they had acquired in the land of Canaan. So Jacob and his entire family went to Egypt -H3947H4735H7399H7408H776H3667H935H4714H3290H2233 7sons and grandsons, daughters and granddaughters—all his descendants.H1121H1121H1121H1323H1121H1323H2233H935H4714 8These are the names of the descendants of Israel—the sons of Jacob—who went to Egypt: Reuben was Jacob's oldest son.H8034H1121H3478H935H4714H3290H1121H7205H3290H1060 9The sons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.H1121H7205H2585H6396H2696H3756 10The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar, and Shaul. (Shaul's mother was a Canaanite woman.)H1121H8095H3223H3226H161H3199H6714H7586H1121H3669 11The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.H1121H3878H1648H6955H4847 12The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (though Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.H1121H3063H6147H209H7956H6557H2226H6147H209H4191H776H3667H1121H6557H2696H2538 13The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron.H1121H3485H8439H6312H3102H8110 14The sons of Zebulun were Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.H1121H2074H5624H356H3177 15These were the sons of Leah and Jacob who were born in Paddan-aram, in addition to their daughter, Dinah. The number of Jacob's descendants (male and female) through Leah was thirty-three.H1121H3812H3205H3290H6307H1323H1783H5315H1121H1323H7970H7969 16The sons of Gad were Zephon, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.H1121H1410H6837H2291H7764H675H6179H722H692 17The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. Their sister was Serah. Beriah's sons were Heber and Malkiel.H1121H836H3232H3438H3440H1283H8294H269H1121H1283H2268H4439 18These were the sons of Zilpah, the servant given to Leah by her father, Laban. The number of Jacob's descendants through Zilpah was sixteen.H1121H2153H3837H5414H3812H1323H3205H3290H6240H8337H5315 19The sons of Jacob's wife Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin.H1121H7354H3290H802H3130H1144 20Joseph's sons, born in the land of Egypt, were Manasseh and Ephraim. Their mother was Asenath, daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On.H3130H776H4714H3205H4519H669H621H1323H6319H3548H204H3205 21Benjamin's sons were Bela, Beker, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.H1121H1144H1106H1071H788H1617H5283H278H7220H4649H2650H714 22These were the sons of Rachel and Jacob. The number of Jacob's descendants through Rachel was fourteen.H1121H7354H3205H3290H5315H702H6240 23The son of Dan was Hushim.H1121H1835H2366 24The sons of Naphtali were Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.H1121H5321H3183H1476H3337H8006 25These were the sons of Bilhah, the servant given to Rachel by her father, Laban. The number of Jacob's descendants through Bilhah was seven.H1121H1090H3837H5414H7354H1323H3205H3290H5315H7651 26The total number of Jacob's direct descendants who went with him to Egypt, not counting his sons' wives, was sixty-six.H5315H935H3290H4714H3318H3409H3290H1121H802H5315H8346H8337 27In addition, Joseph had two sons who were born in Egypt. So altogether, there were seventy members of Jacob's family in the land of Egypt.H1121H3130H3205H4714H8147H5315H5315H1004H3290H935H4714H7657

Jacob’s Family Arrives in Goshen

28As they neared their destination, Jacob sent Judah ahead to meet Joseph and get directions to the region of Goshen. And when they finally arrived there,H7971H3063H6440H3130H3384H6440H1657H935H776H1657 29Joseph prepared his chariot and traveled to Goshen to meet his father, Jacob. When Joseph arrived, he embraced his father and wept, holding him for a long time.H3130H631H4818H5927H7125H3478H1H1657H7200H5307H6677H1058H6677H5750 30Finally, Jacob said to Joseph, "Now I am ready to die, since I have seen your face again and know you are still alive."H3478H559H3130H6471H4191H310H7200H6440H5750H2416 31And Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's entire family, "I will go to Pharaoh and tell him, 'My brothers and my father's entire family have come to me from the land of Canaan.H3130H559H251H1H1004H5927H5046H6547H559H251H1H1004H776H3667H935 32These men are shepherds, and they raise livestock. They have brought with them their flocks and herds and everything they own.'"H582H7462H6629H4735H935H6629H1241 33Then he said, "When Pharaoh calls for you and asks you about your occupation,H6547H7121H559H4639 34you must tell him, 'We, your servants, have raised livestock all our lives, as our ancestors have always done.' When you tell him this, he will let you live here in the region of Goshen, for the Egyptians despise shepherds."H559H5650H582H4735H5271H1H3427H776H1657H7462H6629H8441H4714


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